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Ronald Ganze

Ron Ganze
Assistant Professor
English, College of Arts & Sciences
UD Dakota Hall 219
Phone: 605-677-5968
Born and raised in Southern California, Professor Ganze moved to Eugene in 1999 to pursue a Ph.D. in medieval literature at the University of Oregon, where he wrote his dissertation under James Earl and Warren Ginsberg. Before coming to USD, he taught at California State University, Long Beach, Chapman University, and Valparaiso University. He joined the USD faculty in 2007 as a Visiting Assistant Professor, and was hired as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in 2008. He is an active member of the Medieval Cognitive Literary and Scientific Studies group, and is currently completing a book-length project involving cognitive approaches to the problem of the medieval self.
Teaching Interests:
Old & Middle English Language and Literature, Other Medieval Literatures (Norse, French, & Italian), Literature of Exile, Film Studies, Literary Theory, Modern Eastern European Literature
Research Interests:
Medieval Selfhood, Augustine, Literature of Exile, Cognitive Approaches to Literature, Phenomenological Approaches to Literature, Narratology
  • Ph D, English Literature, University of Oregon, 2004
  • MA, English Literature, California State University, Long Beach, 1996
  • BA, English Literature, California State University, Long Beach, 1992